Hooray For Pate!!….and general update!

Well, as some of you know, and some of you don’t, both of my kiddos were plagued with different feeding issues. I guess it’s to keep me in check as I get paid to teach OTHER people’s babies how to eat. Aggie and Pate both have short frenulums….just short enough to affect nursing and not speech, and long enough to make my pediatrician NOT clip it…..(At times I was incredibly tempted to let them both latch on to HIM several times a day, but THAT is another rant)

Anyway, I am soooo happy to say that nursing is going very well with Pate and is one of my favorite times of the day (well, several favorites, as he still really likes to eat.) Thanks Laura!

However, in working with the nursing, the bottle was pushed aside so that Pate REALLY prefers his meals straight from the source. I’m pleased to announce that after several bottle types, nipples, positions, and feeders, he has taken a bottle 2 times with little difficulty. He is still persistent in showing me his preference, but at least we know that he will not starve when/if?? I go back to work (no need to talk about his three chins here;-)

He is also sleeping really well at night. He usually goes 7-8 hours in the first stretch and then 3-4 after that. He is already picking out a pretty strict schedule. He really wants to be in bed around 6:30 and would prefer to have his bath and massage prior to that:-) Overall, I can’t complain. He is a wonderful little smiley baby.

As for Aggie, she is really turning into a big girl. All of a sudden her language has just exploded so that she notices and comments on the funniest things. She has become very protective of her little brother (which far beats out the smackin’ hime stage.) She is less than thrilled for anyone other than Mommy or Daddy to hold him, and she has taken to calling him “My Pate Man.” We are really playing into the “big girl” thing. Her new bed is on the way (another funny story that I will write about later), she has new “big girl” pull-ups, and new “big girl” toothpaste. She can’t get enough of ANY princess (although Ariel is winning out right now) and can usually be found in a pair of Cinderella heals!

Life is good, but Mommy is heading for bed at the crack of 8:00!

Love to all,


2 Responses to “Hooray For Pate!!….and general update!”

  1. 1 Jenny September 22, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    I am shocked at the amount of sleep you are gettin!!! Luke has been eating every 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours ROUND THE CLOCK since he was born 3 months and 3 weeks ago!!!

    Glad the kiddos are doing so well, we HAVE to get together soon!

  2. 2 Mitchell September 23, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    I know! Aggie did the same thing for the first three months. He eats every 2-3 hours during the day, but LOVES his night sleep. I keep waiting for it to change, but praying it doesn’t!

    Can’t wait to see you.

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